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A fantastic image of men trodding grapes in Mexico during 1914-1918.


This fantastic century old image shows the foot trodding of grapes in Mexico.  Nearly two dozen men are standing inside a giant concrete vat with grapes that come up to their thighs.  Two presses with screws are visible in the background.  It appears that music for encouragement and tempo was provided by the man with an accordion.

Pressing grapes in Mexico. 1914-1918. [1]

Pressing grapes in Mexico. 1914-1918. [1]


[1] Le pressoir à vin. Pressureurs debout dans le pressoir. 1914-1918. Reference #AP62T056305. Ministère de la culture (France), Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Diffusion RMN-GP. URL:

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